From Gifted Child to Master Artist

Dr. G. William Nichols (Bill), began painting portraits at the early age of ten. Because of this unusual childhood gift, at twelve he was invited to study under master portrait artist, Hugh Walters, a leading Dutch classical portrait artist. With a Bachelors of Arts degree from the Florida State University School of Art and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Nichols studied art in China, Japan, India, Israel and throughout Europe. Throughout his 30 years as a commission portrait artist, Nichols has emphasized emotion and restraint. His portraits are especially appreciated for his minutely detailed precision that is unerringly true to life.

Distinguished Dignitaries

If you’d like to see a list of a few of the dignitaries and nationally renowned subjects of Dr. Nichols work, click here.


At home in the Texas Hill Country

When he is not painting a commissioned portrait or attending an unveiling ceremony, Nichols paints portraits of ordinary people from cultures where he has traveled. Because he lives near San Antonio, Texas, he also enjoys painting other Southwest subjects such as still life and nature.

To discuss your interest in a portrait, please call Dr. Nichols. He will be happy to talk to you without obligation about your portrait needs.